Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, May 21, 2012

Queen of Heaven, pray for us

Wedding at Cana
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen            

"On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.'  And Jesus said to her, 'O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.'  His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.'" John 2:1-5

At the wedding at Cana, Mary looked at the wedding guests, saw what they needed, and made her request to Jesus, on their behalf , for more wine. He knew well that she was asking for a miracle, but replied that His "hour is not yet come." Knowing her place, she doesn't insist, but shetrusts that Her Son would comply. She is the Queen Mother, she'd made her request, she trusted in Him and in His trust of her, and, just after He said that His hour had not yet come, she told the waiters there with all confidence, "Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye." And then Jesus did comply, asking those waiters to fill six jugs with water -- water that He then changed into the wine Mary sought for the thirsty guests. It was at Our Lady's request that Jesus performed His first public miracle and that He first revealed His divinity to the masses. What we must remember is that He performs miracles and reveals Himself at her request even today. By asking for Mary's intercession, by honoring her, and by perfectly imitating her, we can get closer to Jesus.

We Catholics honor our Queen and Mother in many ways, most especially by "doing what He tells us" per her advice to the waiters at the wedding at Cana. This is her fondest wish, her deep desire: that we come to know, love, and serve her Son! To better serve God is the ultimate objective of any honor given to Our Lady and the very purpose Marian devotion. "Per Matrem ad Filium" -- "Through the Mother to the Son" is the motto of the Catholic who especially loves Our Lady. 

source: fisheaters.com

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